RZE Watches was founded in late 2020 by Travis Tan, based in Singapore and Malaysia, who was a founding member of BOLDR Supply Co. With RZE he fulfilled his dream of creating his his own watches. Their first watch, the Resolute, made its debut through Kickstarter. Their first Kickstarter campaign with the first version of the Resolute was an instant success and in 2022 RZE created a new Resolute Field Watch model on which we take hands on in this review.
The new Resolute Field Watch was designed to be your daily beater and like other models it features the an ultra-durable and lightweight titanium watch case. Of course it is as well coated with RZE’s UltraHex™️ technology, a special titanium-coating that increases the hardness of the surface of ~1200Hv (~8x harder than 316L Stainless Steel). It prevents scratches from regular wear, so you don’t need to have any worries about bumps and scratches on your watch when you’re getting busy on your adventures anymore.
A Canvas strap is the perfect option for an Explorer watch. Besides the titanium bracelet RZE delivers the Resolute with a specially reinforced canvas strap.
RZE Resolute 2022 on the wrist
With a standard size of 40mm The case sits very well and balanced on the wrist and due to the used solid Titanium, it wears extremely light, which makes it also perfect for summer times, when heavy watches are rather disturbing.
Fully angular designed, the machining of the complicated edges is very well made. The matte brushed finishing of the watch creates great play of shadows and diffuses light, giving great contrast to the many angles and different surfaces. Overall the watch has a nice geometric appearance.
Paired with the custom canvas strap the Resolute becomes even more casual and shows its true field watch character.
10-12 of anti-reflective coatings has been used on the underside of the sapphire crystal. This treatment cuts down shiny reflections significantly and makes the crystal almost disappear when viewed at certain angles and light conditions.
Beneath the brushed titanium case houses a slim Miyota 90S5 automatic movement which has a weight of less than 70 grams. Furthermore the movement is a well known and well used, easy to service, reliable and last but not least very precise.
Smoked dial effect
The dial features a printed minute track and applied baton indices like the first Resolute. Two models, the Arcticgrey and Forest Green, feature a very special and good looking dial; the color get’s from bright at the center to almost dark at the perimeter of the dial. This so called smoked- or “fumé” dial effect lets the watch dial almost look 3D and vivid.
The 12 o’clock gets an applied triangle for quick orientation and legibility. The indices, hands, and date window are all treated to the same matte, satin finish as the case.
RZE pays great attention to sustainability efforts, that’s why the Resolute and other models come packaged in a recycled tarpaulin case using a water resistant YKK zipper. Inside you’ll find a sueded microfiber cloth for keeping your watch neat and clean, the second strap and a tool to adjust your bracelet.
- Case: Solid Grade 2 Titanium case
- Finishing: Brushed titanium with UltraHex™ Coating
- Movement: Miyota 90S5 Japan Movement
- Water Resistance: 100m (330ft) / 10ATM
- Crown: Screw-down crown with custom engraved logo
- Dial: Sand textured dials with applied indexes
- Hands: Baton hands
- Luminous: Swiss Super-luminova®
- Lens: Sapphire Crystal with inner-side Super-AR
- Strap: UltraHex™ Titanium bracelet / Custom Canvas Strap with metal rivets
- Case Back: Screw-down titanium with VITON® gasket
- 40 mm case diameter
- 10.5 mm case thickness
- 46 mm case length /lug-to-lug
- 20 mm lug width tapers to 16mm at buckle
- €399 / €499 (CANVAS/BRACELET) [14-31st Mar, or while stocks last]
- Pre-order Price: €439 / €539
- Full retail price: €499 / €599
**This watch is on pre-order. Refer to waitlist email for exact launch timing.
Shipping commences around the last week of JUNE. Updates to follow.